Re: [Json] Quick note / People coming to Berlin?

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Wed, 03 July 2013 22:56 UTC

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On Jul 3, 2013, at 12:57 PM, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Pete Resnick scripsit:
> 
>> The running discussion over the past 24 hours has been a bit intense
>> for me to catch up on. I'm hoping to send a message by EOB today
>> with some thoughts. I do not think all hope is lost on doing what
>> this group was chartered to do.
> 
> Well, one of the chairs has said (albeit while hatless[1]), that the
> charter is self-contradictory.  While that may not be the voice of the god
> "coming to tell of doom in words like beaten bronze"[2], it's certainly
> not encouraging.

That seems like a lame excuse to be discouraged. It assumes that people will never change their mind. Just because some people on this list say "rejected" and "impossible" and "obvious" and "never" more often than one might hope, we can always change.

In this specific case, I have been convinced that I was wrong since I wrote that. So you can feel free to now all of a sudden to feel encouraged again.

--Paul Hoffman